Drum Department Chair Ralph Humphrey Quick Tip - "Hand Pattern Over A Foot Ostinato"





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Published on Sep 2, 2011

In this video, LACM music school Drum Department Chair Ralph Humphrey discusses playing an orchestrated hand pattern around the drums while playing over a foot ostinato. http://www.lacm.edu

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Ralph is truly a drumming great. His work with Don Ellis alone is testament to that. The Bulgarian Bulge has bedeviled me since I first heard it, I'm Greek and still have problems with some of the stuff Ralph did. Thanks for the inspiration!
David Satre
Great to see you online. I remember the time you first played with Don Ellis at San Jose State. First time we played in compound time signatures. And with two drummers....
I'd love to see Ralph break down the Latin thing he does at the end of Father O'blivion, the "...Good morning, your highness. Ooo-ooo..." part.
K Porter
Has Ralph always played traditional grip?
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Alobytes Whitestone
camarillo brillo!!!! ^^
Devin Himes
Did he fart? 0.47 ?
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Great lesson Ralph! Very clearly explained & demo'd ... I do hope many 'students' (aren't we all?!) realise how fundamental this is to developing core language with which to improvise. Top stuff! 
Bob Sumner
I was always taught never to lift my heel on bass or hat, Ralph does so now I will!!!!
Jean-Victor de Boer
Sinatra plays drums?
Thank you Ralph! I'm a drummer who's been playing casually for 20+ years. Over this time, I've developed a quirky vocabulary by working on mostly complicated things. However… I've also discovered that I sometimes have difficulty playing the simplest ideas. Recently, I went back to doing basic exercises such as this and my drumming has improved dramatically within one week. I plan on incorporating this exercise into my daily routine... forever. (Including the limitless variations of course :). I wish I could get to LA to study with you guys. Thanks again!

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